Shozo Michikawa

Shozo Michikawa originally trained in Seto in Japan which has been famous for its ceramics production since at least the 13th Century. Shozo has been teaching at West Dean College since 2007 and has exhibited work in The National Museum of Wales, The City of Paris Museum, The Ashmolean Museum, and LACMA. In 2017, the German publisher Arnoldsche published 'Shozo Michikawa: Ceramic Art'.

How would you describe your approach to teaching?

I teach using the wheel and making sculpture using twisted form.

What inspires your own work?

I am inspired by nature, especially my home country Hokkaido, in Japan.

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